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Chicago Suburbs Vegan Restaurants

Recently I was invited to lunch at Purple Sprout Cafe to taste some of the items on the menu at the newest Vegan restaurant in Wheeling. What a treat, I am by no means a Vegan, I’m not even close to being a vegetarian but I do love great tasting food.

Irina Kuznetsova and Karim Raimbekov opened Purple Sprout Cafe in late 2015 as a way to share their love of plant based food with the world. The couple approaches Vegan food in a creative and balanced way, the dishes that I tasted were well seasoned and had great texture. They graciously put together a sampler plate of hot dishes for my son and I to try. There were a few things that I usually don’t like, that they did so well that I loved them. For example, their house made braised Seitan was a big hit with me as were the cabbage rolls.

I visited just before Valentines day, so I was also treated to heart shaped Raw Vegan Chocolates.

All in all, Purple Sprout Cafe is, simply put, a good restaurant that happens to be Vegan. You should visit expecting delicious food, that just happens to be plant based!

Purple Sprout Cafe

Address: 341 E Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090

*my meal was provided in order to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed herein are my own.